Apple aims at Nintendo: iOS 7 will include standardized controller support
0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2013, 10:11 posted on
Apple has always had a focus on mobile gaming, and has been cultivating a pretty solid games ecosystem on its mobile platform. For better or worse, many of the best mobile games are either iOS only or at least hit iOS before Android or Windows Phone (not counting Microsoft's Xbox exclusives of course.) And, it looks like iOS 7 is going to make a push to bring even better gaming with standardized controller support...
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1. Credo (Posts: 731; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Poor Apple, trying to make a deal with Nintendo?
2. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
Why not? They make deal with HTC! Next can be Google!!!!!
5. techspace (Posts: 965; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
they are not making deal with nintendo...but its definitely good for gamers, ios 7 is a huge upgrade from ios 6 and this is a really good addition to it as well...
i think they have some plans for the ipads as well
25. joey_sfb (Posts: 4759; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I do think this is a good idea. Wish Google include controller support in their standard API and also a standard controller layout just pay Nintendo for a license.
Just one day Nintendo might even build their console in the Android platform as it is a open platform and Nintendo can have full control and ownership like Amazon.com kindle platform.
3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
And again they are taking Nintendo's idea.
4. techspace (Posts: 965; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
almost everything we see today has been inspired from something else in the past...
as a customer the only thing you should look at is what you get in the product, thinking of where is came from etc etc shouldn't influence your preferences...the companies should take care of all this....its their headache not yours
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 17572; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Tech, you'd have better luck trying to explain something to a corn chip, than trying to explain it to gadget. He has one gear, anti apple. If Tim Cook pumps gas, as far as gadgets concerned he copied android.
9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I knew someone would make this silly argument.
1) Nintendo didn't invent the game controller.
2) This is standard practice if you're serious about gaming. It's not like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony allow 3rd party manufacturers to make controllers with any button configuration they want.
19. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
well ok MichaelHeller bout the transparent on screen display that Apple took from LG?
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 17572; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
What about the screen name you stole from the 80's cartoon?
23. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
If you actually bothered to look past the first step, you'd see that anything you're talking about goes much farther back. LG wasn't the first to use transparent on screen display, because that's called a piece of glass. Go to your window with a marker and you've got a transparent display.
10. kboo1995 (unregistered)
Who are you?
I mean from what planet?
11. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
U didn't catch up the ironic did ya?
Btw I'm from "yomumVenus", clown
7. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
This is a great move by Apple. I hope Google does something similar. having a default control so all developers could just follow one control scheme rather than the hundreds that are already on the market.
8. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)
The first one (square one) looks alot like the Wii U GamePad, the second one looks alot like the classic controller, which if im not mistaken, are both patented by Nintendo. I see lawsuits from Nintendo a possibility.
12. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
iPokemon on it's way boys and girls :)
13. Whateverman (Posts: 3242; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I gotta commend Apple for their efforts. they're trying to give users no reason to put down their iPhones for any reason. IOS 7 looks horrible with the new icons and flatter looks, but the functionality is actually a little better. The transitions and animations look really nice, Air Drop isn't all that bad, and the other added features will keep SOME iOS fans in an iOS device. Still won't be getting one, but it does seem to be okay for their target audience.
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 17572; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Once again you present yourself as an android user, not an android fanboy. +1
16. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Apple is smoking apple crack you don't F***k with Nintendo in handheld. Smh be a decade before their even noticed. Phone gaming is advancing but nowhere near gameboy level
24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Sony made a damn good showing with the PSP. Not so much with the Vita though.
17. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Yay! hooking controllers to your smartphone! welcome to 2009!
Pushing native arcade-style gamepads is good, but wait... didn't Sony, Moga and others already do this?
Guess it takes Apple to get developers interested, which is sad to say the least.
26. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 878; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
I would actually consider a game pad like the orginal Xperia phone as a game system if it's reasonably priced.. which considering it's apple it won't be.